Engineering & Humanity Week - 2013

The Water Tap at The Living Village - 2013 EandHWeek

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Outdoor Workshops

The Texas Water Project  – The art of making clay pot water filters

Green Phoenix Farms  – What is Aquaponics?

Living Water International  – Try out a pump that can bring water up from 200 feet  

Rosette Gault – A master class in making paperclay water filters 

20 Liters – Learn to create a clean-water sand filtration device

Living on One – Learn how to form an SMU micro-loan organization

SMU Engineering Students Demonstration of bio-filtration

SMU Anthropology Students – An interpretation of ethnographic depictions of water experiences

Paper for Water – Learn to make origami, led by two young children who are dedicated to raising money for water-well construction in Africa

Outdoor Exhibits

Art installation by Karen Bovinich and Mark Bovinich "Lord Kelvin's Electro Static Generator" or "Influence at a Distance." This piece exhibits electro-static generation using water to create electricity.


Student Water Bottle Challenge: "Water Re-Use and Reduction"

A student challenge to re-use water bottles and reduce plastic water bottle waste.  Students will hand-pump water to refill their bottles. Results to be revealed through a digital art project using an electronic artwork data display by SMU students from Creative Computing.


Special Exhibits – inside lobby of Caruth Hall, near THE WATER TAP

Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Exhibit "Water Wise"

A fascinating display of first-round winners from the national student biomimicry challenge "Water Wise."  Entrants applied biomimicry concepts to arrive at sustainable and innovative design solutions. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature's remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use these models to create sustainable technologies.

Paintings by students from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, curated by Professor  Barnaby Fitzgerald  – "Volume, Transparency, Reflections: Visual Aspects of Water"